It was a lovely colleague’s birthday. We decided to bring her to The Exchange.
It’s a huge space, suitable for the claustrophobic. A rarity, especially in the Central Business District. You forget for a moment that you are in land scarce Singapore, where diners are usually cramped together, cheek by jowl almost.
As with such fine establishments, service was prompt and with a smile. The menu was interestingly named, what with Open Ravioli, Modernised lava cake and the more usual Deconstructed lemon tart, all of which we tried.
Three of us had Christmas-themed set lunches, and the fourth had the Haddock and Chips from the ala carte menu. The servings were generously sized, and of decent quality. Nothing particularly mind-blowing for the tastebuds, but the ambience meant that we had a really fantastic time.
The very high ceiling, the tasteful decor (tulip chairs of the 1950s apparently) and arrangements of white pillar candles of varying heights burning blissfully away, really set the mood for a relaxing lunch.